Battlefield Vietnam is an online first person shooter that puts players into the role of military soldiers during the Vietnam War era. This was basically the first sequel to DICE's acclaimed WWII title Battlefield 1942, and the third full installment in the popular Halo series. The game itself follows the events after the war where U.S. soldiers are still fighting against the remnants of the infamous Vietnamese People's Army (Viet Cong).
In essence, the story behind the game revolves around a group of U.S. soldiers who were stationed at what is known as Camp Hue. They were there due to a UN resolution that was needed to help out in the war efforts in Vietnam. During this time, there had been air battles that had claimed more than a thousand lives, mostly civilians. As such many soldiers that were stationed at Camp Hue were traumatized by what they saw during this time of war, especially when they return home and see the terrible images of the war that they had witnessed.
The game deals with these memories through a series of text messages that players receive from their respective squadrons, and the game presents you with real life situations and emotions that you would likely not experience if you were to actually go there. Another major feature of this game deals with a series of "scavenger hunts" that are integrated into the game play. These scavenger hunts serve as the main means of unlocking different upgrades for your soldiers, as well as different weapon attachments for you to use in your battle against the VN's. Throughout all of these missions, you can expect to encounter new people who will try to stop you from winning, as well as new technologies that you can use to better your odds of winning. All in all, if you enjoy playing first person shooters like DICE, then you will truly enjoy playing through Vietnam, because it is one of the most historically accurate video games that you will ever play.